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http://www.democracynow.org – The FBI has added the former Black Panther Assata Shakur to its Most Wanted Terrorist List 40 years after the killing for which she was convicted. Born Joanne Chesimard, Shakur was found guilty of shooting dead a New Jersey state trooper during a gunfight in 1973. Shakur has long proclaimed her innocence and accused federal authorities of political persecution. She escaped from prison in 1979 and received political asylum in Cuba. On Thursday, she became the first woman added to the FBI’s terrorist list and the reward for her capture was doubled to million. We begin our coverage by airing Shakur’s reading of an open letter she wrote to Pope John Paul II during his trip to Cuba in 1998 after the FBI asked him to urge her extradition. “As a result of being targeted by [the FBI program] COINTELPRO, I was faced with the threat of prison, underground, exile or death,” Shakur said at the time. “I am not the first, nor the last, person to be victimized by the New Jersey system of ‘justice.’ The New Jersey State Police are infamous for their racism and brutality.”

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Cuban Migration Surges Over Land And By Sea

The number of Cubans heading to the United States has increased dramatically since the island lifted travel restrictions last year, eliminating a costly exit visa and making it easier for emigrants to return to the island, new U.S. government figures show. With greater access to cash and legal travel documents, the vast majority are avoiding the risky journey by raft across the Florida Straits. Instead, most of the new arrivals are passing through Mexico or flying straight to the U.S.

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Title: North Carolina Christian advocate [serial]
Year: 1894 (1890s)
Authors: United Methodist Church (U.S.). North Carolina Conference United Methodist Church (U.S.). Western North Carolina Conference
Subjects: United Methodist Church (U.S.). North Carolina Conference United Methodist Church (U.S.). Western North Carolina Conference Methodist Church
Publisher: Greensboro, N.C., Methodist Board of Publication, [etc.]
Contributing Library: Duke Divinity School Library, Duke University
Digitizing Sponsor: Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of North Carolina. Grant issued to Duke University for the Religion in North Carolina project.

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WEBSTERS INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY WEBSTERS INTERNATIONAL I A Dictionary of English,Biography .Geography.Ficiion,etc. NEW EDITION. 25,000 ^7j,7iU. Prepared under the direct supervision of W. T. HARRIS, Ph.D., LL.D., UnitedStates Commissioner of Education, assisted by a large corps of competent specialists.New Plates Throughout. Rich Bindings. 2364 Pages. 5000 Illustrations. y^.1.. An Ideal Christmas Present Tvir,a^ive Renable – Lasting Also Websters Collegiate Dictionary with a valuable Scottish Glossary, etc. First class in quality, second class in size. Nicholas Murray Butler. – •!.:~~ ■■*cf~*S$tcim^:pa%esi etc., of both books sent on application. ~ G. &. C. MERRIAM CO., Publishers, Springfield, Mass., U. S. A.

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Title: The Worcester of eighteen hundred and ninety-eight. Fifty years a city
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: Rice, Franklin P. (Franklin Pierce), 1852-1919, ed
Subjects: Worcester (Mass.) — Description and travel Worcester (Mass.) — Biography
Publisher: Worcester, Mass., F. S. Blanchard & company
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logy, andpursued the study of architecture in various architects offices in New Yorkand Worcester. In 1862-1863 he served eleven months in the Union army.He was draughtsman at the Hoosac Tunnel for one year, and in 1865-1866spent seven months in Europe in improving himself in his profession. Heopened an office as an architect in Worcester in 1866, and soon after wasjoined by James E. Fuller, with whom he was in partnership ten years,under the firm name of Earle & Fuller. From 1876 to 1891 Mr. Earle wasalone; and then with Clellan W. Fisher established the firm of Earle &Fisher, which still continues. From 1872 to 1885 Slv. Earle had a Bostonoffice as well as one in Worcester. Mr. Earle has designed a large number of private as well as many nota-ble public buildings, among them All Saints. St. Matthews, St. Marks,Central, Pilgrim, South Unitarian and Union churches, the new Free PublicLibrary, the Polytechnic buildings and the Art Museum in Worcester; 6io The Worcester of 1898.

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STEPHEN C. EARLE. Slater ^k-miirial huildinj;, Noi^wich; IowaCollege Library; Goodnow Hall for theHuguenot Seminary in South Africa ; andmany others. He is a member of theAmerican Institute of Architects, and ofthe Worcester Chapter of the institute.He is president of the Worcester Coopera-tive Bank, and is a member of the Quinsig-aniond Boat Club, the Episcopal ChurchClub, the Art Society and the Grand Armyof the Republic. In ])olitics Mr. Earle is a Republicananil in religion an Episcopalian, and hasheld arii>us offices in All Saints and St.Johns churches, and is miw senior wardenof the latter. Mr. Earle married in 1869 Mary L.Brown, dauohter of Albert and MaryEaton Brown, late of Worcester, and they have five children: Charles B.,graduate of Harvard University in 1894; Ralph, a graduate of the UnitedStates Naval Academy, and now in the service of his country near Cuba;Richard B., a graduate of the Worcester Polytechnic School; Ruth S., andlulward. Timothy Keese Earle.* The name

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Being an Artist in Cuba – Travel Basecamp – Havana & Varadero – Ep 5/6

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Visiting the Taller Experimental de Gráfica, San Ignacio (Experimental workshop of Graph) gave the basecampers a deep understanding of the life of an artist in Cuba, the kinds of support they get from the govt and where they get their inspiration from.
While touring the facility and chatting with the different artists they learned about the printmaking processes that are unique to this facility and stumbled into some genuine masterpieces and true craftsmanship.
Although the artists didn’t divulge much about local inspiration but there was obvious political commentary in much of the work…

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Cubans embrace freedom to buy and sell homes

1. Wide of Malecon Avenue in Havana and Morro Castle in background
2. Wide of residential buildings
3. Zoom out from sign on property reading (Spanish): “Exchange 1×2” (referring to houses)
4. Tilt down website Revolico.com showing adverts of houses for sale
5. Wide exterior of Tania Duran’s house
6. Wide of Duran and her husband Fernando Ramiro in their dining room
7. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Tania Duran, Owner of House for sale:
“Before, if there was a sign of a house for sale or purchase it could be considered illegal. It could cost you your house and it was a very sad situation. Now I’m very happy and I think we all are because now you can do it. It will be easier, there’s nobody stopping you, no troubles. Apparently there will be no bureaucracy and no obstacles.”
8. Duran and Ramiro walking through their house
9. Close-up of sign reading (Spanish) “Municipal Housing Bureau”
10. Wide of people entering bureau
11.SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Juan Jose Pena, hoping to sell house:
“This law is very good. Because we will have the facilities of selling and buying houses to whoever has the money. Before you couldn’t do it. There were families with one or two houses who couldn’t sell them.”
12. Mid of people waiting inside bureau
13. Wide of Malecon Avenue and Havana City in background
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A new law allowing Cubans to openly buy and sell real-estate took effect on Thursday.
The highly anticipated new rules also allow Cubans to bequeath property to relatives without restriction and avoid forfeiting their homes if they abandon the country.
The law instantly transforms islanders’ cramped, dilapidated homes into potential liquid assets – and it’s the most significant reform yet adopted by President Raul Castro since he took over the communist country from his brother in 2008.
Listings on Revolico.com, a classified ad website, have mushroomed since the law was announced last week.
Prices ranged from the tens of thousands into the hundreds of thousands of dollars – and one seller wants a cool 1 (m) million US dollars for an oceanside villa in the resort town of Varadero.
Havana resident Tania Duran is confident she’ll find someone on the island willing to part with 200-thousand US dollars for her four-bedroom, two-storey home, which her family spent years remodelling.
Either way, she’s happy with the new law. “It will be easier (to buy or sell real estate), there’s nobody stopping you, no troubles,” she said. “Apparently there will be no bureaucracy and no obstacles.”
Indeed, the law is a far cry from the past, when sellers and buyers turned to black-market transactions – with many thousands of dollars changing hands under the table.
President Castro has spearheaded a year of economic changes that has seen Cubans go into business for themselves in unprecedented numbers, and legally rent out rooms and automobiles.
A legal market for the sale and purchase of used cars was established last month.
But the housing law has been by far the most anticipated change, and one that is likely to affect the lives of millions of Cubans.
Havana residents began lining up at government offices early to seek information and process paperwork for property deeds – and their numbers increased throughout the day.
Juan Jose Pena is hoping to sell his house under the new rules.
“This law is very good,” he said. “Before you couldn’t do it. There were families with one or two houses who couldn’t sell them.”
The new law should make it easier for young couples to find their own space, and for seniors to downsize their empty nests and pocket money to fund their retirement.
Economists and Cuba experts agree the housing law could be a game changer, but they also caution not to expect too much, too soon.

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Hemingway grandsons on visit to Cuba

Hemingway grandsons on visit to Cuba

Ernest Hemingway left his mark on Cuba — this marina in Havana is named after him — and now his descendents may be contributing to stronger US-Cuban ties.

Grandsons Patrick and John Hemingway are in Cuba for a week-long trip seeking ways to protect local fisheries.

Marking 60 years since his grandfather received the Nobel Prize for Literature, John Hemingway used the platform to speak out about the historically tense relations between the two countries.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) HEMINGWAY GRANDSON, JOHN HEMINGWAY, SAYING:

“The Cold War is over. It’s time, in my opinion, for there to be a rapprochement as we would say – a coming together. Because we have a lot in common, I think.”

The trip is aimed at building ties between marine biologists from both countries, and maybe even providing wider access to Hemingway’s fishing logs at Cuba’s National Cultural Heritage Council.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) HEMINGWAY GRANDSON, JOHN HEMINGWAY, SAYING:

“It’s an amazing culture. And I think, dearly hope, that eventually the differences between my country, the United States, and Cuba can be solved and we can go back to being friends again.”

On Monday, the delegation set sail from the Hemingway International Marina in Havana to Cojimar, where Hemingway’s yacht used to be docked.

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